Brisbane Portrait Prize
Check out the 100 finalists competing for Brisbane's first portrait prize.
From the city's big stars to its everyday faces, everyone earns at place at the Brisbane Portrait Prize. A new initiative kicking off in 2019, it showcases the folks that make this town of ours great — and the talented Brisbane artists who've committed their likeness to canvas.
Indeed, subject-wise, the 100 inaugural finalists read like a who's who of Brissie. Fashion icons like Pamela Easton sit alongside comedians such as Matt Okine — plus footballers Kevin Walters and Ally Anderson, and musicians such as David McCormack, Warren Ellis and Tyrone Noonan. Agro pops up, as does Toowong resident Ziggy. The list goes on, spanning names you'll recognise and people you won't.
While the winner won't be announced until Thursday, October 10, the entire gallery of contenders is on display at Brisbane Powerhouse for a whole month. Drop by to check out the free exhibition between Monday, September 30 and Thursday, October 31.
Image: Amy Sheppard - Ascension by Beth Mitchell. Photographic print on metallic pearl paper and acrylic. 100cm x 150cm.
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